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1986

Falco's Rock Me Amadeus is number 1 in UK singles chart

The Austrian Rick Astley

You can forget all about Cornelia Mooswalder. And as much as you love Anja Steinlechner or Eric Papilaya, I’m sorry but there is only one Austrian musical superstar for me. And that has to be Johann Hölzel, known by some as the lead singer of Drahdiwaberl but known by several more as Falco. It was on this day in 1986 that Falco’s massive wor... Read more >

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1869

The Transcontinental Railroad is completed

On this day in 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. No longer would western-bound travellers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train, and the West ... Read more >